Top English Clubs In For Yohan Cabaye – But Not Newcastle

It hasn’t taken long for some top clubs to notice the dissatisfaction Yohan Cabaye has shown with his plight at PSG, and news today that Liverpool are interested in signing him – probably in January.

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Yohan Cabaye – during his successful spell at Newcastle United

News today that Liverpool are ready to have talks with French club PSG,  over a potential deal to sign former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has shown on Tyneside that he can be an excellent player in the Premier League.

One of the pieces of news this last week, was that French publication ran a poll where the majority of PSG fans wanted Cabaye sold, and use the money to bring in  new players to the Paris-based club.

Yohan has not found life easy at PSG, who have lots of very good central midfield players in their squad, and he has found it hard to get too many games in Paris.

Arsenal were keen on the play-maker a year ago, and the news earlier this week was that they were watching developments in Paris, and could make a bid for the 36 times capped French International, but they probably think he’s still overpriced.

And it wouldn’t surprise us if other top English clubs become interested in the player.

It would seem like PSG would be happy enough to recoup the £20M they paid to Newcastle for him last January, but don’t expect Newcastle to try to bring the play-maker back to Tyneside.

He’s out of our range – and we cannot compete with the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal, and an increasing number of English clubs it seems.

We know that – because that’s what Alan Pardew keeps telling us – so it must be true. :D.

And even if Newcastle did pursue Cabaye, it’s unlikely he would want to return to Newcastle, who could not offer him European football.

The only positive for him would be that he would again be a regular starter on Tyneside – but he wouldn’t come back to the Magpies if a club as big as Liverpool are after him.

That’s where Newcastle are as a club these days – a middle of the table Premier League club at best – with nothing much exciting going on – well not in terms of the football.

It’s all so very sad.

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56 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Why would we be in for him Ed, we made are quick buck

    More to the point why would he want to come back! Aye, relegation battle led by Pardew must seem a canny offer!

    Just seen David Villa celebrating his debut goal for Melbourne City with Damien Duff
    The world makes no sense anymore!

  • mag92

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle United, won’t sign anymore significant players, until the club is sold to someone else.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Cabayes pitch is still on the market that must give us an edge

  • Graeme

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed, your headline says it all – “Top English Clubs in for Cabaye”!!

    We are not a top English Club, we are an advertising hoarding for the FCB’s tat shop!!

  • cyprus

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Here’s your challenge. Don’t write the word Cabaye for a month. You can do it mate 😉

  • BeeGuy

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    It is not sad for MA. He is on couse to wipe the red off the books-if he can stay in the EPL.


    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Another one who thought leaving us would better his career, to be honest it should have done in this case but he goes on the list along with the likes of Owen. . Ba. . . Given. . . Bassong. . Duff. . Enrique. . Who all thought leaving nufc would be better for them but truth is they either went to a “bigger” club and warmed the bench up or went on to play for smaller clubs worse than ourselves. . Look at bassong now ,the clowns turning out for Watford. He’s really living the dream.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #8


    [gluht-n-uh s]


    greedy; insatiable.




    a person who manipulates.


    Consider that a free brain development lesson on Pardew, Jeff from Rainbow. His brainwashing has undoubtedly worked on some, unfortunately.

    You may have a full brain cell in the next decade if you carry on learning at this rate, but you’ll have to work hard to get it.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Given. . .Gave his all for the Toon and deserved his big payday

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Random Fact

    Newcastle’s 0-6 home loss to Liverpool was the biggest home defeat since 9th Sep 1925 (vs Blackburn).


    NUFC starting lineup vs LFC included Monsieur Cabaye.

    But hey, all the downfall was when Cabaye left didn’t it?

    No, it didn’t.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Uncertain future professionally about this player.MAYBE he reached his best already.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Jeff from Benwell // Sep 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    This is a vile site full of vile people with vile opinions Ed what a testament When your cancer takes you on your final journey I hope you will feel proud

    Why don’t you think before you make disgusting comments like that you cretin, oh hang on you did, you thought long and hard and that’s what you came up with you sick, horrible man !

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Would hate to see Cabaye strut his stuff for Liverpool probably more than any other team other than Sunderland

    Just seen that interview with Pardew where he praises Sammy but slags him at the same time !!!To my mind Sammy has never started more than 4 games in a row for the Toon under Pardew so how has he ever really been given a chance to prove himself ?!?!?! Gouffran should be dropped for Sammy till at least December as long as Sammy plays well and does not get injured !

    Would love us to play with Sammy and Aaraons as our wingers , young , pacy , skillfull and can cross with Cabella as no 10 and Cisse striker that would be exciting to watch with Tiote and Abeid or Sissoko behind them in a 442

    Pardew will be far too scared to attempt that though

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Laurent Robert 32 Thaks ever so much but I understood the words Let me put it another way WTF is` a greedy person who manipulates` in football terms

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #15

    A lot of stars that braced for Newcastle now are heavy benched;Cabaye,Remy,Enrique Jose,Ba(formerly heavy benched).Cabaye is a specific type of player and will not fit in many clubs.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #16

    santonthenewmaldini @13

    mate you can’t have a no-10 whilst setting up a 4-4-2 formation, it would have to be a 4-4-1-1, also as you stated –

    “Would love us to play with Sammy and Aaraons as our wingers , young , pacy , skillfull and can cross with Cabella as no 10 and Cisse striker that would be exciting to watch with Tiote and Abeid or Sissoko behind them in a 442”

    this alone is setted up for a 4-2-3-1 and we all know the 4-2-3-1 doesn’t simply work with Pardew.

    IMO we should play to our strengths so for me a 4-3-1-2 and a 4-1-2-1-2 will take us up the table and even Pardew can set this up and be successful

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #17

    we need a formation with 2 strikers not 1, we know this and I think even Pardew knows this but with Cabella and SDJ as our AMC ( there natural position ) this is why Pardew has stuck to his pathetic 4-2-3-1 style

  • Mag52

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #18

    To anyone with a mind open enough to accept the fact, Cabaye played his best football under the coaching of our much maligned manager.
    Short memory loss – now what is that a sign of ?

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Maybe Mourinho will buy Sammy”1.96″Ameobi and play as a winger instead of “tall”Hazard,”tall”Willian” or in other club”tall”Di Maria,”tall”Valencia.If basketball height was appropriate for that position all top clubs would buy that kind of players.Learn something from better clubs with seeing deeply.We don’t want relegation again.Experiments are not allowed.

  • Thump

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #20

    @Mag52: I’d argue he played his best football for Lille, but everything that is being said now was said in the past – we are useless without him.

    Cabaye was the exception, not the rule.

  • JamesToon

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Our three best formations:
    4-1-2-1-2 (Narrow diamond)

  • Thump

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #22

    @Go toon go: Pretty amazing that Newcastle produces 7 foot wingers and 4 foot forwards, isn’t it?

  • mag92

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardew seems to enjoy criticising the fringe players, but not the players such as Colocini Williamson Krul Sissoko or even himself for the current plight the club finds itself in.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Yohan Cabaye is not the problem now.He is far and is not here.This club has another problems.How to start winning,escape relegation and maybe at the end of the season more joy if possible.And still we have right players for right results.If Pardew can’t see and manage then he can seek a help from other sources.At least,as long as he returns to normal.If isn’t too late for him at all.

  • mag92

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Pardews limited management skills don’t allow players to build up a decent run of form, he is constantly dropping forward players, whilst constantly playing the same defensive players. MYM couldn’t get a game ahead of Williamson, Saylor and the ageing Colocini a decision that will come back to haunt the hapless Pardew.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #26

    That’s right and because of that is not amazing 18-20 position.
    Also I’m not argue about strikers.They can be tall and small(there is a lot of quality examples)but to see almost 2m winger is not a good thing.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #27

    @Black and white

    It would be a kind of 442 a bit like when we had Beardsley and Cole under Keegan that had 4 in midfield with Beardo just behind Cole ….

    We need 2 guys out wide with pace who can cross and a no 10 as our strikers strengths are finishing from crosses and through balls so Cisse can hit them first time !

    Riviere could also play instead of Cabella as 2 direct strikers up front !!

    Everyone can argue about formations but what is clear is that whatever Pardews idea of a formation is does not work for our players !!

  • mag92

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #28

    The Premier league is all about power and pace, but Pardew seems to think that the two marshmallows he has operating as centre halves are up to the task, which they plainly aren’t by any stretch of the imagination. Williamson and Saylor are Championship at best Colocini needs to retire, which he probably will at the end of this season.

  • lesh

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #29

    A repost for Jeff as he continues to justify Ashley’s unbridled greed!


    ‘Stakeholder’ is a concept I first came across in the 90s, not in local government as you suggest, but in a major UK blue-chip company that continues to pride itself on its reputation for delivering quality products and meeting customer needs while it primary focuses on maximising profit.

    Now then Jeff, where do Ashley’s ethics differ?

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #30

    In the past years in PL,ALWAYS the most disconnected clubs were relegated at the end of the season(shooting unnecessary,forcing high balls,disconnection between centre backs,forcing 2 touches actions aka easy actions that can’t pass etc.).At this moment ,I have that same feeling about Newcastle.With corrections on Sissoko and Anita roles something was fixed positively but that still isn’t enough.The big plus surely will be left winger(ideal position)for Rolando Aarons whatever quality he is.At least he ‘ll play in correct position and correct positions are the motor of the winning football game.

  • optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Was there early opening times today?

    Judging by a cpl comments someone’s half cut or just lost the plot.

    It’s bad enough listening to commentators who have no clue about our club throwing false accusations at the fans, yet reading the comments of fans who claim to go to games etc and know all about the toon talking utter drivel is truly shocking.

    Certain elements on the blog are only here to annoy other fans and that is about as sad as you can get.

  • magscar

    Oct 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Toon army down south
    Back on during coffee Stop
    The world likeit or not for all of us moves on. It was ever thus. Another cliche money talks (or swears according to Dylan). If you aren’t a billionaire there is little chance of making any impression in the small world of football and a multi national co in the wider world.
    Can’t really blame Villa for going after it Duff must think it is Christmas.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #33

    I just got Jeff from Benwell’s reply to an earlier comment I made. I stated Pardew manages Newcastle like a Chess player that can only think 1 move ahead.

    Jeff chimes in stating that Pardew signing two players from Nottingham forest proves that Pardew is not short-sighted… then goes on to state that ‘my’ comment was dopey. LMAO.

    He will probably read this… and still not get it.

  • Graeme

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Ancient – you can take a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead!!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Looks like we have another player out hopefully he is back for Leicester game I HATE INTERNATIONALS !!!

    We always end up getting players injured during them

    Also can anyone confirm or deny have Senegal and Ivory Coast qualified for AFCON or have they been knocked out ??

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Lets just be realistic- we WON’T (not can’t) compete with even championship sides in transfers.

    Bargain bucket.

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Visions of Cabaye in a bindippers top makes me sick into my own face.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Sounds like a typical Pardew move :

    “But as soon as he came he was playing right-back, left-back and not enough in his proper position, which is centre-back. He is too experienced as a player to be playing right-back and left-back – he is not even left-footed.”

    From Bernard talking about Mbiwa on loan

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Bernard has it spot on
    Pardew complained and complained about not having a CB, we know the model, but young with potential
    MYM looked good at CB in the few games he played early in his career here but found himself dropped constantly regardless of form and not given time to bed in and form a partnership

    He became little more than an emergency FB, it’s taken him 2-3 games to show his calibre at Roma and in the CL

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #40


    The sad thing is the last time he played centre back we spanked Hull 4 – 1 and he had Long and Jelavic in his back pocket no one remembers this because a certain bell end stuck the head into one of their players ….

    Wonder who that was !?!?

    Could have had Lascalles and Mbiwa at the back a mixture of pace , power , ability on the ball and heading (despite what Pardew thinks Mbiwa actually is good in the air )


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